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Bedford Area Welcome Center

816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA 24523
+1 877-447-3257
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Welcoming, Festive Stop

Large welcome center with planet of travel literature for the taking. Excellent outdoor Love sign... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
regiontravelreturns
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Roanoke, Virginia
via mobile
Great fun

Friendly greetings from each staff member. Lots of information on things to see and do for most all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bob L
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina, United States
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Start every visit to Bedford at the Bedford Area Welcome Center! Offering free Wi-Fi, coffee, publications, information, maps, restrooms, picnic area, and a gift store featuring many unique and local items. National D-Day Memorial tickets are sold inside the Welcome Center. A 1927 Seagrave fire truck is showcased in the Fireman’s Exhibit, also part of the Welcome Center. And starting in May 2017, the Welcome Center will be home to Bedford’s first set of LOVE letters! The Welcome Center is located at 816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA 24523, at the intersection of Route 460 and Route 122. Our hours of operation are January thru December 9:00am to 5:00pm. seven days a week. The Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The building, with large expanses of glass orientated to absorb views of the Peaks of Otter and the National D-Day Memorial, were paramount issues in the design process. Exhibits within the Welcome Center showcase the area’s many attractions and amenities as well its commerce and vision for the future. Exterior features that make up the rustic flavor of the Center include covered porches, clapboard siding, shadow casting shingles, a decorative cupola, picnic area and terraces. The building is fully accessible and parking provides spaces for the disabled as well as motor coaches and campers.
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816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA 24523
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Large welcome center with planet of travel literature for the taking. Excellent outdoor Love sign for Virginia pics. Small gift shop. Current display includes Festival of Trees ($1 per vote for charity). Convenient to 460 with easy parking.

Thank regiontravelreturns
Reviewed 3 days ago

Friendly greetings from each staff member. Lots of information on things to see and do for most all of Virginia. At the time of my visit there were a dozen or more Christmas Trees decorated by area charities, you could contribute and vote for your...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The people at this information center were extremely knowledgeable about the local area and offbeat things to do as well as regular attractions.

Thank Anthony W
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We're always happy to help.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Stopped to get some advice on dining and area attractions. The people were very friendly and knowledgable of the area. Nice gift shop - we picked up several items - books and stuffed animal! Nice video's of local attractions to get you on the correct...More

Thank keithmJ6744FW
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you! We hope you'll come back and visit again sometime!

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had s brief visit here picking up our tickets to the D-Day Museum. The folks were friendly and the facility was modern and attractive.

Thank Wayne H
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Everyone at the welcome center is so welcoming and friendly. Wanted to know where we were from and be sure to sign the guest book. There is also a tiny theater will you can see a movie on the D-Day invasion. Also all kinds of...More

Thank luvthebanksBristolVa
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for visiting and for your kind review! Please come back and visit again sometime.

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I dropped in here to get tickets for the D-day experience admission and information and directions. The staff who were talking amongst themselves seemed bothered that someone needed something. The lady selling tickets for D-day was not that friendly either.

1  Thank Dearl D
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Adjacent to the DDAY memorial. One of the brightest and most comprehensive Welcome Centers I have visited. Friendly, helpful guides. A must when traveling through the area.

Thank parvo6
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and for a great review! We really appreciate it and are always glad to help. Hope you'll be back!

Reviewed 10 September 2017

A bright and airy place, full of plenty of information and pamphlets and the place to purchase entry tickets.

Thank Presley64
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for visiting us all the way from England! We also greatly appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay here!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

great place to start your exploration it helps to know the sites and venues. I suggest you visit this site first.

Thank padmini k
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you very much, we appreciate you stopping here. Happy we could help.

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